San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City MLS Betting Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City 3/17/2024

San Jose Earthquakes (0-3-0) travel to face off against Sporting Kansas City (0-0-3) on Sunday, March 17th. This match will be played at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, MO. San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Sporting Kansas City is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 8:30 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City

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San Jose Earthquakes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they lost, they had a money line payout of +125. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

San Jose’s offense took a total of nine shots, with two being on target. Cristian Espinoza was the only player to have a shot on goal, and he took three shots overall. The club finished the match with eight corner kicks.

On the defensive end, the Earthquakes allowed two first-half goals on just four total shots on target by the Whitecaps. Daniel finished with one save on the four shots on goal he faced. Overall, Vancouver had six corner kicks.

Through three matches, the San Jose Earthquakes have yet to pick up a win, going 0-3-0, which has them sitting in 14th place in the Western Conference. Their losing streak started with a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas on the road, followed by a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy at home. Most recently, they were shut out by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, losing 2-0 at home. Overall, they have yet to win at home or on the road. After this match, they will return home to take on the Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, March 24th.

Sporting Kansas City Is Coming Off A Draw

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a draw vs. Los Angeles FC. This match was played on the road, and going into the match, they were a heavy underdog at +475. The payout for a draw on the three-line would have been around +230.

Despite taking a total of 16 shots and six shots on goal, Sporting Kansas City was held scoreless. This includes not having any penalty kick opportunities, as an LA FC defender made the play on the ball in the box on their only chance.

Defensively, Sporting Kansas City did a good job of keeping the LA FC attack in check, despite the match being played on Los Angeles’ home pitch. Overall, they blocked four shots and intercepted 12 passes.

Through three matches, Sporting Kansas City has yet to win a match, going 0-0-3. They are currently 10th in the Western Conference, tied with Nashville SC and FC Dallas with three points. In their three matches, they have played two on the road and one at home. Their lone home match came against the Philadelphia Union on March 3rd, where they played to a 1-1 draw. Following this match against the San Jose Earthquakes, they will return home to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, March 24th.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

The San Jose Earthquakes have struggled to score goals this season, as they are 22nd in MLS with 0.7 goals per match. Preston Judd is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net once this season, which is 62nd in MLS. Benjamin Kikanovic has also scored once and leads the team in shots on goal. Judd also leads the team in assists. Overall, the Earthquakes are 11th in MLS in passing percentage and 8th in corner kicks.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, Sporting Kansas City has struggled to find the back of the net, scoring just 0.7 goals per match, which is 23rd in the league. Erik Thommy has been the club’s top scorer, finding the back of the net once. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 28th in MLS. Sporting Kansas City has been solid in terms of passing, ranking 5th in the league with an 84.9% passing percentage.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Sporting Kansas City, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is struggling, allowing the second-most goals per match in the MLS at 2.3. They are also 17th in blocked shots and 14th in interceptions. Keeper Daniel has started three matches but has yet to record a clean sheet. His 12 saves are 8th in the league.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is currently 5th in MLS, allowing just 0.7 goals per match. They will be facing a San Jose offense that is currently 22nd in the league in scoring. Sporting KC’s goalkeeper, Tim Melia, has made three starts this season and is currently 12th in MLS with 10 saves. He has also recorded one clean sheet.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction

Our prediction for this San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sporting Kansas City matchup is to take Sporting KC on the money line at -155. They come in as the better defensive club, and our projections have them taking this match by a score of 2-1. Sporting KC’s William Agada is our top projected goal scorer, and they are also expected to finish with five shots on goal compared to three for San Jose. Look for Amahl Pellegrino to find the net for the Earthquakes.

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